Proceedings of the 2016 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics and Information Technology

Raman scattering properties of structural defects in SiC

Authors
Xianfeng Feng, Yuan Zang
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Xianfeng Feng
Available Online April 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icmit-16.2016.151How to use a DOI?
Keywords
SiC; defects; Raman spectra
Abstract
Although silicon carbide crystals have been commercially available, the structural discontinuity in crystal always leads to complex interplay between the atomic positions and the electronic structures, hence results in the crystal reconstructing structurally and electronically. Here we investigate the vibrational properties of 6H-SiC (6H-polytype silicon carbide) crystals containing structural defects, e.g. micropipes (MPs), screw-dislocations (SDs) and threading dislocations (TDs), by Raman scattering. For the first-order Raman scattering, the intensity of the transverse optical phonon band centered at ~796 cm-1, which corresponds to the phonon mode at the point in 3C-SiC (3C-polytype silicon carbide), is sensitive to these structural defects. But the second-order Raman features of the structural defects have no distinguished difference. In addition, the carrier concentration within an MP might be higher than that in a SD or a TD, revealing that the carrier traps surrounding the MP are lower than that for the SD or TD. These results offer a simple way for investigating the electrical properties of structural defects in SiC crystals.
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Proceedings
2016 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics and Information Technology
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
April 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-184-1
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmit-16.2016.151How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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